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abe kaoru - CD box

abe kaoru

CD box

€ 75.00

LABEL: YOUTH INC.
GENRE: Noise | FORMAT: 4xCD box | CATALOG N. YOUTH-165 | YEAR. (2012)

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Abe at his best! Crudely generalising a contrast in free jazz tendencies between AMM/SME/MIC/FMP and AACM/ESP, it's hard to say if Abe's closer to the gentle, bearded intellectualism of some European improvisation, or to the gutsier funk of more US freedom fighters. Up there with the best of both Western sides of the sea, but unlike any one from either, his stroppy, razor-sharpening alto style mixes tousled emotionalism with dogged puzzling, like an amalgam of Anthony Braxton and a sadder, angrier Albert Ayler. Takayanagi is simply sensational, extracting vicious, razor-edge feedback skrees from his guitar which slice gaping holes in the air; Abe, as one would expect, rises to the challenge, meeting Takayanagi head-on, and going all-out to match him blast for blast.

 


Notes   Tracklisting

Limited to 200 copies

 

Recorded at Bedroom, Tokyo 1993-1995.
Mixed and mastered from original cassette tapes at Munemihouse, Tokyo 2012.

Disc 1: Kaoru Abe/Masayuki Takayanagi Duo

  1. (41:27)

Masayuki Takayanagi: guitar
Kaoru Abe: alto saxophone, bass clarinet, shakuhachi with reed

Recorded live at Station '70, Shibuya, Tokyo, July 9, 1970

The performance on this disc is incomplete; the last seven and a half minutes are cut. The entire performance is included in the original release of 2001 on Diw Records.

Disc 2: Kaoru Abe/Masayuki Takayanagi Duo

  1. (41:46)

Masayuki Takayanagi: guitar
Kaoru Abe: alto saxophone, shakuhachi with reed

Recorded live at Station '70, Shibuya, Tokyo, July 9, 1970

This disc contains one track with two performances. The second performance is incomplete; the last 10 minutes are cut. The entire performance is included in the original release of 2001 on Diw Records (which has two tracks).

Disc 3: Kaoru Abe Solo

  1. (3:34)
  2. (25:04)
  3. (21:37)

Recorded in 1973
Performance location unknown

Disc 4: Kaoru Abe Duo

  1. (8:55)
  2. (31:24)
  3. (1:55)
  4. (16:20)
  5. (8:43)
Name of the drummer playing with Kaoru Abe, and performance date and location, unknown
On tracks 4 and 5, the sounds of other musicians besides Kaoru Abe and the drummer can be heard